The Royal Enfield 650 twins have turned out to be a success as they were expected to. The Interceptor is the better selling among the twins and that’s because it targets a wider audience than the Continental GT 650. The popularity of the 650 twins is not restricted to only India but the bikes are making a name for themselves in the international markets too. They have become quite a favourite of custom builders and modifiers internationally due to their relatively affordable prices, retro looks and great mod potential. The video below by 8080 Cafe Korat 8080 KRT shows us another beautifully modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 from Thailand.
The bike here gets a lot of changes to turn it into more of a tracker than a retro cruiser. We have seen a lot of scrambler styled motorcycles in past and this also joins the list as a beautifully done example. The owner of this bike is from Thailand and goes by the name of Teerapon Madeaw Sirirungrueangkrai. He owns a few other modified bikes too and he recently acquired the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, which he then turned into a tracker.
The bike now rides on 19-inch rims at the front and 17 inches at rear shod on with aftermarket tires. The headlamp unit of the bike has been replaced with a new aftermarket unit while the front forks have been given rubber covers. The twin pipe stock exhaust units have been taken off and replaced with a freeflow aftermarket piece that saves weight and gives a slight bump to the power as well.
The saddle is now a single piece ribbed unit but has space for a pillion rider too. The rear grab handle has been removed along with the tail lamp and indicators. The bike now gets a tiny retro styled stop light that marks the end of the short tail since now there is no rear fender mounted on the bike. The tank has been painted white and gets yellow and red stripes while a new round plate has been added on the side with a number 3 readout. The bike now looks pretty good without being modified too much.
Talking about the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, the bike is powered by a 649 cc, parallel-twin, air-oil cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 52 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch and disc brakes on both the wheels. It also gets dual channel ABS as standard. The bike is built upon a new double cradle frame while the engine is also a new unit. The Interceptor 650, along with its twin Continental GT 650, is the most advanced as well as the most powerful bike that the company has built to date.